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Arcade Fire, Flogging Molly and Gavin DeGraw news

By David Jacobs | November 17th, 2013

Earlier this week, rock fans were treated to an exciting new announcement from one of the biggest rock bands in the industry. The hit band, Arcade Fire, revealed this week that they have new plans in place for a 2014 tour event. The rockers will be heading out on the road in 2014 for a tour known as the Reflektor tour. The Indie Band revealed that their new tour event will officially be kicking off next year on March 6th. The tour will start in Louisville, KY before the tour makes several major stops across North America. The tour will keep the rockers on the road through the summer and will wrap up on August 30th, 2014 in Montreal Canada. During this tour event, the rockers will also make stops in different cities across North America. This includes stops in Boston, Atlanta, and Houston. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to get tickets to see all of this action unfold live.

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November Entertainment News

By David Jacobs | November 15th, 2013

This week, Patty Griffin made a major announcement revealing that they will be heading out on the road for a brand new concert event. The Grammy award winning singer revealed that she will be heading out on a new tour called the “American Kid” tour. This event will be visiting several college markets throughout the country. This new tour event will be kicking off next year and keeping Patty Griffin on the road throughout most of 2014. The singer will be beginning on January 23rd in Denton, Texas. During the tour event, fans can expect to hear some of the tours from her latest album “Silver Bell” as well as other new songs from the singer’s long career in the industry. Tickets are on sale now and all designed to be offered at $20 or less; making them affordable for college fans.

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Another announcement came this week from the rock outfit the Brian Setzer Orchestra. The band goes out on an annual Christmas tour every year. This year, the group is celebrating their 10th annual run of their “Christmas Rocks” run. The ban recently announced their 10th anniversary holiday schedule and due to success with the tour, they have revealed that they will be adding 25 additional North American shows to their outing. This tour will be kicking off this week on Friday November 15th and with the new additions to the tour they will be staying out past the Christmas holiday and will be on the road throughout December 29th. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public.

Radio City Christmas Spectacular and Justin Timberlake

By David Jacobs | November 15th, 2013

This week, the iconic performing troop, The Rockettes, made a major announcement regarding their upcoming performance schedule. The legendary dancing group appeared on top of the Empire State Building in New York and lit it green and red to let the city know that their 2013 Radio City Christmas Spectacular would be coming to down. The show officially debuted on November 13th and is set to run through December 30th. For years, the show has been known as the heart of New York City’s Christmas celebrations. This family friendly show will feature The Rockettes in a new, over-the-top holiday spectacular.

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According to the announcement, this year’s show will feature a collaboration of performances including iconic performances from the past and brand new numbers as well. This will include their new performance of “Snow” a live dance routine that fills the famous Radio City Music Hall with real snow. Tickets are now on sale for those who are looking to see all of the excitement of this live performance in person.

Broadway Theater Update

By David Jacobs | November 14th, 2013

This week, there were several big announcements regarding some upcoming live theatrical performances. One of the biggest announcements of the week came regarding the play Beautiful: The Carole King Musical. This Broadway production is officially set to hit the stage on November 21st at Stephen Sondheim Theatre. This Broadway musical spectacular will be featuring the talents of Jessie Mueller who will be playing Grammy Award winning singer Carole King in the show. The production will also feature performances from Jake Epstein, Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector. The score of this production features several songs that King herself penned. Those who are looking to see this biographical production unfold live will find that tickets are on sale now and available to the public.

Another big live production that is getting the attention of theatre fans is a show by the name of The Commons of Pensacola. This play is a family drama that was written by actress Amanda Peet. The production features several big name performers including Michael Stahl-David, Ali Marsh, Blyth Danner and Sarah Jessica Parker. This funny take on family drama has already received positive reviews for its unique take on the traditional family story. The play has just entered into its previews and it will officially be opening on the Broadway stage on November 21st. Tickets are on sale now for those who want to see the production unfold at the Manhattan Theatre Club.

Chicago Bulls

By David Jacobs | November 12th, 2013

During the 2013-2014 NBA season, Chicago fans can expect plenty of excitement from their home basketball team as the Bulls are ready to return to the hardwood after last year’s wildly successful post-season run. The Bulls are also looking to return to the courts with energy this year, not only to redeem themselves after a heartbreaking loss in the 2012-2013 post-season, but because the team will have their leader back on the floor with this for this season. For the 2013-2014 schedule, fans can expect to see Derrick Rose back on the court and back in his Chicago Bulls jersey. After dealing with a serious ACL injury last year, that left him out for the entire season, many have been anxiously awaiting the return of the team’s former leading scorer.

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The Bulls will not only be welcoming back Derrick Rose, but a number of key contributors from last year’s time. This includes stars Joakim Noah and Kirk Hinrich. The two scorers will be joining a now healthy Loul Deng on the floor to help once again bring the Bulls to the top of their division. This collection of some of the team’s top players, were looking to come out with a bang in their season opener against reigning champions; the Miami Heat. Unfortunately, the Bulls lost this matchup is a close game. However, the team showed promise and solid performances not only from the team’s veteran players, but their rookies, have fans excited for the future. Rookies such as Tony Snell and Erik Murphy are expected to be big contributors to the Bulls this season.

Chicago Blackhawks

By David Jacobs | November 12th, 2013

During the 2013-2014 NHL season, the infamous United Center in Chicago can be expected to be louder and more exciting than ever. This is because the Chicago Blackhawks are back for the 2013-2014 season and ready to take on a full season of play, after last year’s shortened season. The Blackhawks are also looking to return to the ice to protect the Stanley Cup Trophy. As the reigning Stanley Cup winners, this team will have a lot to live up to in the league, but with a full roster of some of the team’s top players on their lineup, it seems as though the Blackhawks are more than ready to take on the challenge.

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Last year was the fifth time in the team’s history that they have come away with the Stanley Cup Trophy, and with this success behind them, the team is focused on maintaining a longstanding reputation of excellence within the league moving forward. This is because in addition to winning the Stanley Cup, last year the team also took at least one point in each of their first 26 games, were the winners of the Central Division and the top team in the Western Conference. They also walked away with the President’s Trophy at the end of the 2013 season.

Winter Holiday Theater Time

By David Jacobs | November 9th, 2013

With Christmas right around the corner, there have been a number of announcements regarding live theatrical performances that have been unveiled this week, that are sure to get anyone in the holiday spirit. Many of these shows will begin their runs and their live tours this week, so those looking to see some specialty live shows to get them in the holiday spirit will want to act quickly to get their tickets to some of these events.

A Christmas Story is one of the most beloved cult classic holiday films of all time and during the holiday season this story is brought to life in a new way with its live theatrical production. This year the live showings of this story will officially kick off in Boston, MA on November 20th. From there the show will continue to tour around the country throughout the holiday season.

Paul Simon & Sting together and Kanye West Touring

By David Jacobs | November 9th, 2013

This week concert goers were surprised to hear an announcement from famed rapper Kanye West about his current tour plans. The rapper has been on the road for his much talked about “Yeezus” tour since earlier this month. However, the singer cancelled six of his shows and went on a brief hiatus. Now the performer has revealed that his tour has plans to return to the stage after the unexpected break. West is currently planning on resuming the North American leg of his tour starting on November 16th. From there, the tour will continue along with its original tour schedule and make the rest of the stops, as planned on the tour. The rapper has also revealed that the shows in Chicago, Auburn Hills, MI and Toronto have been rescheduled for December. However, the cancelled shows in Denver, Minneapolis and Columbus, OH will not be rescheduled. During these shows, fans of the performer can except to hear music from the rappers’ sixth album “Yeezus.” Tickets for the newly rescheduled shows are now on sale.

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700 Sundays and Miley Cyrus

By David Jacobs | November 8th, 2013

In the middle of the week, two of the most well-known performers in the entertainment business made two very different announcements about their upcoming scheduled performances. One of the first announcements of the week came from the multi-talented Billy Crystal. The actor revealed that he will be making his official return to the Broadway stage with his Tony Award winning play, 700 Sundays. This unique play is actually an autobiographical re-telling of his childhood, in Manhattan. The actor will be taking on the roles of several different parts, playing different characters that had influenced his life as a child. When the show originally debuted in 2005, it won a Tony Award and now the actor is looking to bring the show back to the stage. The production will officially re-open on November 13th at the Imperial Theatre in New York City. The run is scheduled to last through January 5th. Tickets are on sale now and available to the public for those looking to see this unique performance unfold live.

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Oldies But Goodies Plus Some Serious Country

By David Jacobs | November 6th, 2013

This week a major tour announcement from one of the most popular jazz singers in the business has had music fans excited for what spring 2014 will hold. This announcement came from Jazz singer Diana Krall. The songstress revealed information about her upcoming worldwide tour called the “Glad Rag Tour” revealing the official stops for the final leg of this jaunt. According to the announcement the last leg of the tour will begin on April 4th in Northridge, California before it visits several theaters across the West Coast. The final leg of the tour will then wrap up on April 16th in Seattle. The tour will be promoting the singer’s latest album, her 11th studio record, titled “Glad Rag Doll.” Krall is currently on the road and has already performed 109 different shows promoting this latest record on this massive world tour event.

Another major music announcement this week came from Neil Young. The performer, along with his band Crazy Horse had announced earlier this week that they had to cancel their tour due to an injury of the Crazy Horse guitarist. However, there is now good news for Neil Young fans. The performer revealed that he will be performing four new shows at Carnegie Hall in New York City. The newly unveiled shows will be taking place his January with performances being held January 6th-10th. Tickets are now on sale and available to the public for those who want to see Neil Young and Crazy Horse take the stage live in a new concert event.

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